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Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital

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A prescription for gratitude

Less than a year after surgery to fix a rare brain abnormality, pharmacist Elena Beaman is reclaiming normalcy.

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‘Feeling blessed that I’m here’

As a patient recovers from a life-threatening brain infection, a doctor reminds residents, 'West Nile virus is in our backyard.'

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‘You’re one in 1,000’

After suffering severe injuries in a car-deer accident, Linda Ball stages a recovery that impresses her family and medical team.

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Stroke survivor—again

With rapid medical attention, John Hoyt quickly triumphed over his second stroke.

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Independence days

Project SEARCH teaches young adults like Jaime Blomeling about independence. "I could work here the rest of my life," Blomeling says.

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A legacy of letters

German-born volunteer Hildegard Krusch, 90, delivers cheer and mail to hospital patients.

‘It’s God’s gift’

Mary Lou, Sue and Christina celebrate three generations of caring for mothers and babies.

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‘This is the guy that saved my life and my baby’s life’

After surviving an aneurysm while pregnant, miracle patient Anna Weeber introduces her newborn to her neurosurgeon.

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Bears, blankets keep memories alive

Two moms whose babies died on the same day share blankets and bears with other families enduring the pain of losing a child.

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‘Undeniably awesome through his very last breath’

Benny Boes dies of a brain tumor, but claims victory over cancer.

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A funny thing happened on the way to the hospital

Amanda Rostic's sudden delivery made for a unique bond with her newborn daughter and 'rooming in' strengthened that connection.

Dr. Abraham Verghese on healing and empathy

The acclaimed physician and author speaks about the rituals and sacredness of doctor-patient relationships.

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